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Yasuhiro Nakasone
中曾根 康弘
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Prime Minister of Japan
In office
27 November 1982 – 6 November 1987
Monarch Shōwa
Preceded by Zenko Suzuki
Succeeded by Noboru Takeshita
Personal details
Born (1918-05-27)27 May 1918
Takasaki, Japan
Died 29 November 2019(2019-11-29) (aged 101)
Tokyo, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Children Hirofumi Nakasone
Alma mater Tokyo Imperial University
Military service
Branch/service Imperial Japanese Navy
Years of service 1941-1945
Rank Lieutenant-Commander

Yasuhiro Nakasone (中曽根 康弘 , Nakasone Yasuhiro, 27 May 1918 – 29 November 2019) was a Japanese politician. He was Prime Minister of Japan from 27 November 1982 to 6 November 1987. Nakasone was a friend of Brian Mulroney, Ronald Reagan, Helmut Kohl, François Mitterrand, Margaret Thatcher, and Mikhail Gorbachev.

He was best known for pushing through the privatization of state-owned companies, and for helping to revitalize Japanese nationalism during and after his term as prime minister. Nakasone was the oldest living Japanese prime minister. He turned 100 on 27 May 2018.

Nakasone died at Tokyo hospital on 29 November 2019 at the age of 101 years and 186 days.

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